Yes, this is not a misprint. Zynga (makers of Farmville, Mafia Wars, Fishville, Yoville and many others) is hiring two lawyers. If you are interested, email me your resume and a short cover letter and I’ll forward directly to the company.
Zynga is seeking an experienced corporate securities/M&A lawyer (7+ years out). The ideal candidate will have several years of big firm experience – bonus points for in house experience, but not required. Primary focus will be M&A and corporate securities/financing work; ’33 Act and ’34 Act experience would be a nice plus. The right person for this position must have high standards of personal excellence, a high energy level and an ability to thrive in a fast-moving environment with frequently shifting priorities. This person will work in our San Francisco headquarters in Potrero Hill and will report to Karyn Smith, Senior Attorney.
Patent / IP Lawyer
Zynga is looking for a highly qualified Patent Counsel (7+ years of experience with in-house history preferred). This position will report to the General Counsel, Reggie Davis at the San Francisco headquarters. This position will provide comprehensive intellectual property legal services to various groups across the company, but will primarily interact with our studios and operations and business development teams to drive our patent prosecution efforts. In addition to patent prosecution, this person will render legal advice and support in matters covering a broad spectrum of intellectual property subjects, including acquiring and protecting intellectual property rights, drafting and negotiating intellectual property related agreements, and evaluating and advising on third party intellectual property rights. The applicant must be admitted to the USPTO.
I’ve known and worked with both Reggie and Karyn for years. Reggie previously was at Yahoo! and Karyn was a partner at Cooley Godward as well as her own firm later. They are both super smart, class acts and would be great to work with. In fact, if there was any company that could take me out of my legal “retirement” it would be Zynga along with Reggie and Karyn.
Again, email me if interested. Jason at Foundrygroup.com